Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

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Get active outdoors in the Lake District

From watersports to stone skimming, lakeside walks to challenging hikes, the Lakes has everything you need for an active day out, all year round.

Explore the Lake District in Spring

Holidays in the Lake District

What's new in the Lakes?

Where will you explore today?

A view over two lakes

The 13 valleys of the Lake District - a new World Heritage Site 

The Lakes is home to 13 valleys. Read about the history of each of them, and how they make up the World Heritage Site.

Child enjoying the river in the Lake District

We've secured £1.7million for Derwent and Ullswater rivers 

The National Trust has secured a £1.7million Water Environment Grant to restore two river catchments in the Lake District for the benefit of people, wildlife and rivers.

Looking after the Lakes